Pre-Departure Orientation - Asia

The Office of Global Programs at Penn State offers a Pre-Departure Orientation to new Chinese students who have been accepted and have paid their acceptance fee. The Pre-Departure Orientation provides an opportunity for future students and their families to meet other Penn State students, alumni, and university staff, and learn important information about Penn State, college life, and regulations before traveling to the United States.

The Pre-Departure Orientation will be offered in Beijing and Shanghai in summer 2020. Each student may choose one location and can register themselves and two (2) guests. Attending the orientation with family is a great way to build a foundation for success at Penn State. Please refer to below dates and locations of the available sessions in summer 2020 and register for Pre-Departure Orientation.

Beijing, China

Friday, June 12, 6-8pm, Welcome Reception
Saturday, June 13, 1-5pm, PDO Sessions
Location: TBD

Shanghai, China

Friday, June 19, 6-8pm, Welcome Reception
Saturday, June 20, 1-5pm, PDO Sessions
Location: TBD

Shenzhen, China

Friday, June 26, 6-8pm, Welcome Reception
Saturday, June 27, 1-5pm, PDO Sessions
Location: TBD

Questions? We’re here to help.

Penn State Pre-Departure Orientation Program
Anna Marshall,

Join the Chinese Alumni Association

Alumni are invited to join the Penn State Alumni Network. As part of the network, you will recieve pertinent University news, collaborations between the University and China, as well as local and national events of interest. Additionally, as a group of alumni and professionals across numerous industries, there are a breadth of opportunities for you to stay involved with Penn State programs in China, such as alumni gatherings, events aimed at welcoming incoming students (such as pre-departure orientation), keynote lectures, social media, etc. Within the diverse community, you will have the opportunity to meet with a range of people from prominent alumni in China to recent graduates, as well as University faculty and administrative leadership.

Register to join the Penn State Chinese Alumni Associate.

Pre-Departure Orientation Surveys & Evaluations

*To be completed by student and family AFTER attending a Pre-Departure Orientation

Our hope is to learn from your experience, and improve the Pre-Departure Orientation programs to best meet your needs.

Student Evaluation Questionnairre

Parent/Family Survey